Daniel Kruger was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1951 and grew up in the semi-desert landscape of Namibia. This landscape made a strong impression on him as a space where people play a subordinate role to nature. Kruger studied goldsmithing, graphic design, painting, and sculpture in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. In 1974, he began attending the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München (Academy of Fine Arts) in Munich, where he apprenticed under goldsmith Herman Jünger. Moving to Europe was also a formative experience since that region's landscape was a reversal of his hometown’s physical environment. Kruger’s experiences living in two very different landscapes contributed to his interest in... more.